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Are you a writer, hoping to make it in the exciting world of Indie publishing?
Then tune into the this show, where two talented and top selling authors share their stories, strategies, and techniques for writing books that sell.
Our special guests: Paul Levinson & Joe Nobody
You don't miss our fascinating conversation with these two authors.
In this episode of Indie Book Rebels we're going to talk with author Mark Gardner, indie author of several works including: Paradox; a short story, and three compact novels, Body Rentals & Forlorn Hope and Escape.
Mark Gardner lives in central Arizona with his wife of 14 years, two school-age children and a black lab. Mark has a degree in computer systems and applications, and is currently attending Northern Arizona University, enrolled in the Applied Human Behavior program. Mark does his writing on an old Apple eMac and iPad utilizing Apple iWork Pages and iCloud.
We'll talk about his books, which cross several genres, from techo-thriller to dystopian. We'll discuss his journey as a writer, and his newest fantasy novel coming out soon called Champion Standing.
And since, Mark is in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign to raise both funds and awareness of upcoming work, we'll spend time discussing crowdfunding in general, and how an Indie author can take advantage of it. Help Mark with his Kickstarter Campaign for Fantasy Novel Champion Standing
Writing Paranormal Fiction with guests Jolie Du Pre and Marilyn Vix.
In this first episode of a 2 part series on writing paranormal fiction, we will be interviewing and getting tips from authors' Jolie Du Pre (Benton series) an Marilyn Vix (Never Marry a Warlock.)
Paranormal Fiction is hotter than ever - in this episode you will learn all the biting details of incorporating vampires, witches, warlocks, shifters, zombies and more into your fiction and marketing your masterpiece as an Indie Book Rebel.
Never Fall for a Warlock (Beware of Warlocks Novelette #2) - by Marilyn Vix.
Catherine has taken a chance on love. Can she handle her new Aussie warlock, Jeff? Confused between her husband cheating and a new flavor of warlock, Catherine runs out to find other options in Las Vegas. She runs straight into an exotic dancer named Liam. Will he be the one? Or will she lose something more than just her heart?
Benton: A Zombie Novel: Volume One, Jolie du Pre
Zombies have killed everyone in the Benton household--all except twenty-something Jennifer. She's escaped her bedroom, but what now? Waterbank, Illinois is overrun. Where can she go?A chance encounter with seven other young survivors points her toward Texas. Jennifer wants to trust him, with her life and possibly her heart.
Topic: "No Strings Attached.."
Guest Authors: Taquila Thompson and KS Oliver
Author K.S. Oliver is a author, poet, public speaker, model and business owner who was born in New York and raised in Georgia.She is the author of two poetry books: Still Standing and Affectionately 360. She decided to take leap and let the world read her rhymes of reason after several people read her poetry and suggested that she share it. And she is glad that she did. In 2012, she won the Best Poets and Poems award for her poetry.In 2010 following the birth of her youngest child, she was diagnosed with SLE, also known as Lupus. Subsequently, she was also diagnosed with Discoid Lupus (Skin Lupus), Fibromyalgia, Fibrosis, Hypotension, Hypothyroids, Cricoarytenoiditis (Lupus in her voice box), and Severe depression. Her psychiatrist suggested writing in a diary to get her feelings and thoughts out of her mind and down on paper, but Ms. Oliver quickly learned that poetry came a lot easier. After the success of publishing her own stories, Ms. Oliver decided to go into business with a close friend. Together they launched the publishing company Black Destiny Publications.When Ms. Oliver is not writing, she is running her business Events by Ebonee’, co-running Black Destiny Publications. Ebonee Oliver has a mission in life to raise awareness to this debilitating disease.
Author Taquila Thompson has been writing for a while she wrote her first
book when she was sixteen and pregnant but didn’t release her first story until a few
years later. Was was signed to TBRS as well as G Street but when her contract was up with G Street she decided to become a free agent. Since the releasing of her latest book, she has had some negative backlash but she knew that she wasn’t going to please everybody.
Writing Royalty Radio- "Side Niggas"
Guest Authors: Tamika Newhouse and Bengy Sherman
Tamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications, at the age of 21; Tamika appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only 9 months after her debut novel. In 2010 she was inducted into Who's who in Black San Antonio and she landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology as well as Tamika won for the second time Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) - an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media. With future projects in the works from short films, stage plays and much more, Tamika is a young woman on a mission.
Bengy Sherman currently resides in Fort Worth, TX where he has lived the majority of his adult life. He found the love and talent for writing while incarcerated. He felt that this was the way for him to change his life around. Hustler's Coalition is the first book he has ever written and will be published with Delphine Publications in 2014.
(in editing, first 5 minutes or so, get ya some coffee or something - then we're golden)
Indie Book Rebels #5 - Writing Children's Books with authors Becca Price & Vivienne Matthews.
Also, possibly more Children's Book Authors will join us on this show - or make up, Part II on this fascinating side of Indie publishing.
Authors Rubin Scott and Bambie F Moore
Author Bambi F. Moore was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He enjoys writing jaunts that differ from the norm, and never wants to be labeled just another urban author, he makes it a point, to create the uncreated.Bambi F. stepped on the urban erotica scene releasing a freshmen narrative "To the Max" and what can be said about this great little ditty, is that it opened a world up of memorable realistic characters, a unique writing style, that readers everywhere can call their own and fall in love with. Not only are the love scenes scorching, sizzling, burning hot, or any other adjective one might place here, but the characters just make you love them. Equally, Bambi’s debut novel “V is for Vixens” is just as hot, and made its appearance on July 26, 2014. an urban interracial erotica.
Writing Royalty Radio
Topic- "The Brother on the Down Low"
Guest Authors: Jamie Dossie and Tanya Harris
Jamie was born and raised in the Chicago Illinois. She fell in love with urban novels, after her mom gave her a book by Terry McMillian called-Mama. After reading that book she began to read another and at that very moment she knew that these were the kind of books that she wanted to write someday.
After the passing of her mom she began to write notebooks full of poems and short stories. She knew it was a way to cope with her pain, but at the same time she was building her writing skills. Growing up where people didn’t express their dreams she shied away from telling people that she wanted to be a Well-known Published Author someday.
Jamie is always looking to improve her writing craft. She is also a licensed Esthetician and licensed Food Server. She is well known in her community for these crafts as well. She has written two books with one on its way of being published called “Double Back”. She is currently working on a third and is looking to start, as a new blogger in the near future. She would like to tell everyone to always follow their dreams, always step out on faith it’s the best thing anyone could do. She is currently living in Chicago with her children and is brain storming on her future projects.
Author/Singer and Song Writer Bunny Debarge
Bunny DeBarge was in the R&B/pop group DeBarge from Grand Rapids, MI. The group DeBarge, which was formed in 1978 as the Debarges and signed to Motown in 1979. All of the group's releases were on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label. Bunny can be heard on the group's LPs: The Debarges (issued March 1981 and included the singles "I Like It," number two R&B for four weeks; "All This Love," number five R&B; and "I Like It," number two R&B for four weeks), In a Special Way (1983, included "Time Will Reveal," number one R&B for five weeks), and Rhythm of the Night (1985, included "Rhythm of the Night," which was written by Diane Warren and is from the movie soundtrack to Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, and was number one R&B and number three pop in early 1985, and "Who's Holding Donna Now," number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop in summer 1985). In 1987 when her brothers left Motown she stayed and had a Top 20 R&B hit first time out as a solo artist with "Save the Best for Me (Best of Your Lovin')." She also co-wrote DeBarge's number one R&B hit "Time Will Reveal," their hit "I Like It," as well as "Let's Spend the Night" and "I Still Believe" for her own In Love LP. In 2008 she wrote the tells all book The Kept Ones which allowed readers to travel with her down the deep dark road to Motown Records and her experience with sexual abuse, drug abuse, racial bias and physical abuse. She is currently set to re-release the book sometime this year.